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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky freshman guard Ashton Hagans bring the ball to half-court during the game against Auburn in the NCAA tournament Elite Eight on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Kentucky was defeated by Auburn 77-71 in overtime. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

NCAA Tournament dates set: everything you need to know

Braden Ramsey January 20, 2021

Coach Cal's Cats have a lot of work to do before they can even think about securing a spot in this year's NCAA Tournament, but if they manage to snag a berth, we now know exactly when each round will occur.Tuesday...

Kentucky fans celebrate on State Street after Kentuckys Sweet Sixteen win against Houston on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Houston 62-58, pushing Kentucky into the Elite Eight game against Auburn. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘Absolutely unreal’ post-win celebration results in 2 arrests,1 injury

Sydney Momeyer March 30, 2019

What is a UK Basketball tournament win without a few arrests?As Friday evening neared its end and the game wrapped up, thousands of UK students and spectators filled the SWAT-team-lined State Street to...

A fire is set on fire after UKs sweet sixteen upset victory against Ohio St. on State Street on March 26, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brandon Goodwin | Staff File Photo 

Stray couches, flammable materials to be removed ahead of Thursday’s UK Sweet 16 game

Rick Childress March 19, 2018

State Street is known as the hot spot for clandestine, and sometimes violent, victory celebrations. Lexington is taking preparatory actions ahead of UK basketball's Sweet Sixteen game on Thursday. Couches...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari kisses his son, freshman guard Brad Calipari, during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Buffalo 95-75. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel Keep Up: UK hockey, burning couches, Sweet 16 and more

March 18, 2018

Spring break is over. Sorry.Weeks until finals: 6Here's all the news you need to know to tackle the week ahead:Must-reads this week:'Fraternity of brothers': Inside UK hockey's culture changeTake a peek...

Kentucky cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a timeout during the game against Georgia on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66 to 61. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

UK to play at Rupp Arena until 2033

News Staff February 8, 2018

UK has signed a new 15-year lease with Rupp Arena.UK and The Lexington Center Corporation agreed to a new lease Thursday, UK announced via press release.The men's basketball team is guaranteed to call...

During a celebration of the Kentucky Wildcats 86-75 Sweet Sixteen victory over UCLA, police move in to distinguish a fire on State Street in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Kentucky will play the University of North Carolina in the Elite Eight on Sunday.

Final Four hopes dashed on State Street

Matthew Wickstrom March 25, 2017

Moments after UK men’s basketball’s 86-75 win over UCLA in the Sweet 16 on Friday night, fans overcome with March Madness fever stormed State Street in celebration near campus.Two days later, elation...

Parking guidelines for Sweet Sixteen celebration

News Staff March 24, 2017

Planning on being near State Street if the Cats win tonight? Make sure you watch where you park.From 6 p.m. Friday, March 24 to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 25, you may be towed if you park on these streets:...

Guard Janee Thompson (3) shoots the ball during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Monday, March 21, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

UK Hoops blows past Oklahoma 79-58, earns trip to Sweet 16

Caitlin Schwartz March 21, 2016

It was nothing short of a battle in Memorial Coliseum Monday night as the No. 3-seed UK women’s basketball team took on No. 6-seed Oklahoma University in the second round of NCAA tournament play.The...

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